Analysis Shows U.S. Agriculture Reducing Emissions

Cindy Zimmerman

American agriculture is more environmentally sustainably than ever. A new analysis of updated data from both USDA and EPA shows U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to reduce per-unit greenhouse gas emissions. All told, the U.S. agricultural sector accounts for less than 10% of total U.S. emissions. That’s less than the emissions from the transportation, electricity generation and industrial sectors. Globally, …

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ARA, CLA and TFI to Co-Locate in 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

CropLife America (CLA), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) will be co-locating their offices to Arlington, Va., beginning in January 2021. Each organization will retain its focus on the needs of its respective members, but the move is expected to create greater opportunities for collaboration that can enhance each organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. The organizations’ respective …

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Precision Ag News 4/8

Carrie Muehling

Pat Holloway, a field agronomist with Beck’s Hybrids in Iowa, is big on planning, especially when it comes to planting corn. As he says, “you get one shot to get it right.” And while planting a crop is far more complicated than non-farmers know, COVID-19 has provided another layer of complexity in 2020. National Corn Growers Association is committed to …

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AMVAC® Unveils Logos for Newly Acquired Herbicides

Cindy Zimmerman

The four herbicides recently acquired by AMVAC® have a new look. The American Vanguard® company has designed new product logos and web pages for Classic® Herbicide, FirstRate® Herbicide, Hornet® Herbicide and Python® Herbicide. Provides preemergence and postemergence control of key broadleaf weeds in soybeans. Expands postemergence weed control spectrum in soybeans. Delivers postemergence broadleaf weed control of glyphosate-resistant weeds in …

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AMVAC® Closes Agreement With Clean Seed Capital Group

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, today announced a strategic license and investment agreement with Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. The relationship results in Clean Seed licensing to AMVAC certain intellectual property rights for an initial investment of US$2,500,000, plus an undisclosed royalty that will be payable to Clean Seed by AMVAC in conjunction with AMVAC’s future SIMPAS™ hardware sales. AMVAC …

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Summit Agro USA Launches New Website, Products

Cindy Zimmerman

Summit Agro USA today announced the launch of a new website designed from the ground up to be a solutions-centric tool with a robust database that catalogs multiple diseases, insects and weeds for over 600 crops. “We surveyed our customers and distribution partners about website resources. What we found was that these other sites tend to be product-focused in their …

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Precision Ag News 4/1

Carrie Muehling

A new soybean variety – with resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) derived from the breeding line PI 89772 – is being released by Syngenta in small quantities in 2020. Syngenta is sharing seed with university researchers and farm cooperators now, and full commercial launch is coming next year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the registration of …

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New Podcast from Koch Agronomic Services

Chuck Zimmerman

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Welcome to the first episode. Understanding Nitrogen In …

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Precision Ag News 3/25

Carrie Muehling

Ayrstone announces the release of the new AyrMesh Cab Hub2, designed specifically for connecting farm equipment to the network. The AyrMesh Cab Hub2 is a version of the company’s popular AyrMesh Hub2x2 but modified to make it easy to mount on a tractor, sprayer, combine, UTV or truck. Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, has launched its new website to …

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Farmers and Ranchers Committed to US Food Supply

Cindy Zimmerman

America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to doing all they can do to maintain the nation’s food supply amid growing challenges posed by COVID-19. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Zippy Duvall, along with Chalmers Carr, a peach farmer in South Carolina, and John Boelts, a produce farmer in Arizona, gave an update on how farmers are dealing with the …

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